Two main steps
The first step in the pre-purchase building inspection process is scheduling an appointment with a licensed building inspector in Sydney. You’ll need to provide detailed information about the property, including its age, size, and any specific concerns. The next step is the inspection day when the building inspector will conduct a thorough visual examination of both exterior and interior spaces as well as accessible areas like the roof or crawl space using specialized tools such as moisture meters, thermal imaging cameras, or drones if needed.
After the inspection, the inspector will create a detailed report outlining their observations and findings. This may include visual evidence and suggestions for needed repairs or other appropriate actions.
After finishing the report, the inspector will go over it with you to make sure you understand the issues and recommendations. With that information, you can decide whether to buy the property as is, negotiate based on any problems found, or ask for repairs before moving forward.